Biomedical microCT

SCANCO Medical has more than 20 years experience supporting biomedical research and development, particularly in the field of bone structural analysis. All our microCT systems are calibrated for measurement of biological tissue densities, and powerful 3D analysis routines including distance transformation allow measurement of thickness and separation of features like bone trabeculae and blood vessels. These advanced features are combined in standardized evaluation protocols to make reliable quantitative assessment of biological samples a reality. Examples of some interesting projects using our devices can be found in our collection of Application Notes.

 

Trabecular bone evaluation

Segmentation of bone
Trabecular thickness
Trabecular separation
Finite element analysis of trabecular stress
 
Mouse femur (1 µm voxelsize)
Murine cortex (0.5 µm voxelsize)
Bone fragment
1 µm wide crevice in bone
Cortical bone
Haversian canals and osteocytes in cortical bone
Fly head
Fly head (cut face=red)
Fly head detail (cut face=red)
Haversian canals in cortical bone
Haversian canals in cortical bone
Mouse tibia
Porosity in mouse tibia
 

Biomedical Applications (µCT 100)

Human femur
2D slice of human femur
Detail of femur architecture
June bug
Bumble bee
Bug radiography
Bug
Zebrafish
Dwarf gecko
Dwarf gecko
Quail
Quail
 
Rat femur
Rat femur
Rat vertebra
Rat tibia
 
Mouse brain
Mouse brain
Mouse kidney
Mouse kidney
Mouse vertebra
Mouse vertebra
Femur Haversian canals
Femur Haversian canals
Fracture callus forming
Fracture callus forming
Starfish
Starfish
Fish jaw
Fish jaw
Mouse brain tumor
Mouse brain tumor
Dragon fly head
Dragon fly head
Dragon fly 2D slice
Dragon fly 2D slice
 

Biomedical Applications (µCT 80)

Horse premolar
Rabbit cranium
Human finger detail
Calcaneus bone
Mouse kidney
Human neck vertebra
Humerus
Human vertebra (virtual cut)
 
Vertebra, 2D
Detail of vertebra, 2D
Mouse abdomen with contrast agent
Mouse vertebra (courtesy of ETH Zürich)
Whole mouse (courtesy of ETH Zürich)
Segmented mouse spine
Mouse spine with transparent cortex
Mouse cranium
Rat head
Rat, segmented
Rat vascular system
Detail of rat vascular system

Biomedical applications (vivaCT 80)

Mouse tibia
Bat, courtesy of Zürich Fledermausstiftung
Bat, courtesy of Zürich Fledermausstiftung
Degu
Degu
Degu
Human hand
Human femur
Rat
 

Preclinical measurements (XtremeCT II)

Cat skull
Cat skull
 
 
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